The meaning of water lily tattoo is holy and beautiful. Water lily is a perennial floating leaf aquatic herb with thick rhizomes, erect or creeping. The leaves are of two types, floating leaves floating on the water surface, round, oval or oval, the apex is blunt and round, the base is deeply divided into horseshoe shape or heart shape, and the leaf margin is wavy, complete or toothed; Submerged leaves are membranous and weak. The flowers are solitary, the flowers can be divided into size and color, and bloom in floating or emergent water; 4 sepals, many petals and stamens. The fruit is berry cotton, mature in water and cracking irregularly; The seeds are hard, dark green or dark brown, wrapped with colloid and pseudotesta. Different varieties have different morphological characteristics.
Water lilies open in the day and close at night. There are 40-50 species of water lily in the world and 5 species in China. According to its ecological characteristics, water lilies can be divided into two categories: cold resistant and non cold resistant. The former is distributed in subtropical and temperate regions, and the latter is distributed in tropical regions.
Since ancient times, the water lily, like the lotus, has been regarded as the embodiment of holiness and beauty. It is often used as a sacrifice to the goddess. In addition to its high ornamental value, sleeping Lotus can make fresh cut flowers or dried flowers. Its root can absorb toxic substances such as lead, mercury and phenol in water. It is a rare plant for water purification, greening and beautification in cities.